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Ready or Not....... Shouldvknwnbetter- Deworming struggle

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Hens and Roos, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Sep 17, 2019
    CntryBoy777

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    It depends on the routine, but ours always waited for me to round them up.....we dealt with their pen water and pellets in the morning to let them out and in the evening to close them up....to give them reason to be put up....we had possums, coons, and fox around...so I tried to get them in about 45-60min before dark to avoid the early prowlers....they will bed down anywhere and they can see in the dark....but, I never trusted them out on their own....I was always counting heads....they weren't any trouble getting them in, they'd line up and run right in....course, I was always talking to them and they really enjoyed the interaction....:)
     
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  2. Sep 20, 2019
    Hens and Roos

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    Had a bit of a challenge at chore time this morning...Ellie(our Aussie) found a nest of ground wasps and got stung a couple of times on the top of her head. Thankfully her coat was thick enough that it stopped the others from being able to sting her! Gave her some Benadryl as per our vet and she seems to be just fine.

    Of course in my brushing them off her, I got stung twice right under my eye...ouch. I've been putting ice on it most of the day, so its sore and a little swollen as of now, we'll see what it looks like come morning.

    DH found the nest and took care of it tonight now that the sun went down...never a dull moment here!
     
  3. Sep 20, 2019
    AmberLops

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    Take some of that Benadryl too!
    Hope you feel better...wasp stings are awful...On your face? Even worse :(:hugs
     
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    Baymule

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    Those things hurt! I’ve poured gas down the hole on those things before, then lit a rag and threw at them. Needless to say, they were fried.

    Did you know skunks eat those things?
     
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    AmberLops

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    Skunks eat wasps?? :confused:
     
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    Baymule

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    They will clean out a beehive too.
     
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    AmberLops

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    I didn't know that!! Learn something new every day ;)
     
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    CntryBoy777

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    Oh no!!......:hugs.....they are usually very active this time of year preparing for hibernation and building up the "stores" for the larvae to feed on thru the winter.....glad ya found the nest and got rid of it, but enduring the stings won't be too long for ya, hopefully.....the benadryl will help with the swelling and the itching to come.....:)
     
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  9. Sep 21, 2019
    Hens and Roos

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    I didn't know that about skunks.
     
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    Hens and Roos

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    well this morning my eye is about half shut cause of the swelling overnight...should have kept an ice pack on it over night :D.

    I ended up taking loratadine, as Benadryl and I don't always get along....

    When I head out to do chores shortly, I'll watch from a distance to see if there is any activity at the nest site. The nest is pretty close to the house so they need to be gone.